Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar From Mexico (as Amended); Final Results of 2017 Administrative Review, 25755-25756 [2019-11601]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 4, 2019 / Notices of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination as further described below. Suspension of Liquidation—CVD In accordance with section 706 of the Act, Commerce will instruct CBP to reinstitute suspension of liquidation on all relevant entries of LWS from Vietnam, effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination in the Federal Register, and to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, pursuant to section 706(a)(1) of the Act, countervailing duties for each entry of the subject merchandise in an amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rates for the subject merchandise. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. Commerce will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the amounts as indicated below. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on the subject merchandise, a cash deposit for each entry of subject merchandise equal to the subsidy rates listed below.10 The allothers rate applies to all producers or exporters not specifically listed below, as appropriate. Exporter/producer khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Duong Vinh Hoa Packaging Company Limited .................. Xinsheng Plastic Industry Co., Ltd ......................................... All-Others .................................. Subsidy rate (percent) 3.02 198.87 3.02 Provisional Measures—CVD Section 703(d) of the Act states that suspension of liquidation instructions issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months. Commerce published its CVD Preliminary Determination on August 13, 2018. Therefore, the provisional measures period, beginning on the date of publication of the CVD Preliminary Determination, ended on December 11, 2018. Pursuant to section 707(b) of the Act, the collection of cash deposits at the rate listed above will begin on the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(d) of the Act, Commerce instructed CBP to terminate the suspension of 10 See section 706(a)(3) of the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jun 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to countervailing duties, unliquidated entries of LWS from Vietnam entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 11, 2018, the date on which the provisional measures expired, through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination in the Federal Register. Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the AD and CVD orders with respect to LWS from Vietnam pursuant to sections 706(a) and 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find an updated list of orders currently in effect by either visiting http:// enforcement.trade.gov/stats/ iastats1.html. These orders are published in accordance with sections 706(a) and 736(a) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: May 28, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by these orders is laminated woven sacks. Laminated woven sacks are bags consisting of one or more plies of fabric consisting of woven polypropylene strip and/or woven polyethylene strip, regardless of the width of the strip; with or without an extrusion coating of polypropylene and/or polyethylene on one or both sides of the fabric; laminated by any method either to an exterior ply of plastic film such as biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP), polyester (PET), polyethylene (PE), nylon, or any film suitable for printing, or to an exterior ply of paper; printed; displaying, containing, or comprising three or more visible colors (e.g., laminated woven sacks printed with three different shades of blue would be covered by the scope), not including the color of the woven fabric; regardless of the type of printing process used; with or without lining; with or without handles; with or without special closing features (including, but not limited to, closures that are sewn, glued, easy-open (e.g., tape or thread), re-closable (e.g., slider, hook and loop, zipper), hot-welded, adhesivewelded, or press-to-close); whether finished or unfinished (e.g., whether or not closed on one end and whether or not in roll form, including, but not limited to, sheets, lay-flat, or formed in tubes); not exceeding one kilogram in actual weight. Laminated woven sacks produced in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam are subject to the scope regardless of the country of origin of the fabric used to make the sack. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25755 The scope of these orders excludes laminated woven sacks having each of the following physical characteristics: (1) No side greater than 24 inches, (2) weight less than 100 grams, (3) an open top that is neither sealable nor closable, the rim of which is hemmed or sewn around the entire circumference, (4) carry handles sewn on the open end, (5) side gussets, and (6) either a bottom gusset or a square or rectangular bottom. The excluded items with the abovementioned physical characteristics may be referred to as reusable shopping bags. Subject laminated woven sacks are currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 6305.33.0040 and 6305.33.0080. If entered with plastic coating on both sides of the fabric consisting of woven polypropylene strip and/or woven polyethylene strip, laminated woven sacks may be classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 3923.21.0080, 3923.21.0095, and 3923.29.0000. If entered not closed on one end or in roll form (including, but not limited to, sheets, lay-flat tubing, and sleeves), laminated woven sacks may be classifiable under other HTSUS subheadings, including 3917.39.0050, 3921.90.1100, 3921.90.1500, and 5903.90.2500. If the polypropylene strips and/or polyethylene strips making up the fabric measure more than 5 millimeters in width, laminated woven sacks may be classifiable under other HTSUS subheadings including 4601.99.0500,4601.99.9000, and 4602.90.0000. Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2019–11579 Filed 6–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–201–846] Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar From Mexico (as Amended); Final Results of 2017 Administrative Review Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: June 4, 2019. SUMMARY: For the final results of this review the Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that the Government of Mexico (GOM) and selected respondents Ingenio El Higo S.A. de C.V., Central El Potrero S.A. de C.V., Ingenio Melchor Ocampo S.A. de C.V., and Zucarmex S.A. de C.V. (and their affiliates) are in compliance with the Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico (CVD Agreement), as amended on June 30, 2017 (collectively, amended CVD Agreement), for the AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 25756 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 4, 2019 / Notices period October 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017, and that the amended CVD Agreement is meeting its statutory requirements under sections 704(c) and (d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon or David Cordell, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–0162 or (202) 482–0408, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 20, 2018, Commerce published its Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the amended CVD Agreement covering the period of review (POR) from October 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.1 No parties commented on the Preliminary Results. Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial Federal Government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.2 If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. The revised deadline for the Final Results of this review is now May 29, 2019. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Scope of Review Merchandise covered by this amended CVD Agreement is typically imported under the following headings of the HTSUS: 1701.12.1000, 1701.12.5000, 1701.13.1000, 1701.13.5000, 1701.14.1000, 1701.14.5000, 1701.91.1000, 1701.91.3000, 1701.99.1010, 1701.99.1025, 1701.99.1050, 1701.99.5010, 1701.99.5025, 1701.99.5050, and 1702.90.4000. The tariff classification is provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope of this amended CVD Agreement is dispositive.3 1 See Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico (as Amended); Preliminary Results of 2017 Administrative Review 83 FR 65347 (December 20, 2018) (Preliminary Results). 2 See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 40 days. 3 For a complete description of the Scope of the Suspension Agreement, see Memorandum to Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jun 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 Analysis DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE In the Preliminary Results, we determined that the GOM and selected respondents Ingenio El Higo S.A. de C.V., Central El Potrero S.A. de C.V., Ingenio Melchor Ocampo S.A. de C.V., and Zucarmex S.A. de C.V. (and their affiliates) were in compliance with the amended CVD Agreement. As no parties commented on the Preliminary Results, we are adopting the decisions in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum in these final results of review. For additional details, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, which is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Notification to Interested Parties This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation that is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213 and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: May 29, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–11601 Filed 6–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from P. Lee Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Administrative Review of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico,’’ dated December 14, 2018 (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Institute of Standards and Technology [Docket Number: 190312229–9229–01] Artificial Intelligence Standards National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period. AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) extends the period for submitting written comments on the request for information (RFI) entitled ‘‘Artificial Intelligence Standards,’’ published on May 1, 2019. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on May 31, 2019; the public comment period is extended to now close on June 10, 2019. NIST is taking this action to provide additional time to submit comments in response to multiple requests from interested parties to extend the original deadline. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: Written comments in response to this RFI may be submitted by mail to AI-Standards, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 2000, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. Online submissions in electronic form may be sent to ai_standards@nist.gov. Submissions may be in any of the following formats: HTML, ASCII, Word, RTF, or PDF. Please cite ‘‘RFI: Developing a Federal AI Standards Engagement Plan’’ in all correspondence. All relevant comments received by the deadline will be posted at https://www.nist.gov/topics/artificialintelligence/ai-standards and regulations.gov without change or redaction, so commenters should not include information they do not wish to be posted (e.g., personal or confidential business information). Comments that contain profanity, vulgarity, threats, or other inappropriate language or content will not be posted or considered. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this RFI contact: Elham Tabassi, NIST, MS 8900, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, telephone (301) 975–5292, email elham.tabassi@nist.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NIST’s Public Affairs Office at (301) 975–NIST. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 1, 2019, NIST published a notice and RFI in the Federal Register (84 FR 18490), SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 107 (Tuesday, June 4, 2019)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-201-846]


Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on 
Sugar From Mexico (as Amended); Final Results of 2017 Administrative 
Review

AGENCY: Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

DATES: June 4, 2019.
SUMMARY: For the final results of this review the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that the Government of Mexico 
(GOM) and selected respondents Ingenio El Higo S.A. de C.V., Central El 
Potrero S.A. de C.V., Ingenio Melchor Ocampo S.A. de C.V., and Zucarmex 
S.A. de C.V. (and their affiliates) are in compliance with the 
Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar 
from Mexico (CVD Agreement), as amended on June 30, 2017 (collectively, 
amended CVD Agreement), for the

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period October 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017, and that the amended 
CVD Agreement is meeting its statutory requirements under sections 
704(c) and (d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon or David Cordell, 
Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20230, telephone: (202) 482-0162 or (202) 482-0408, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 20, 2018, Commerce published its Preliminary Results of 
the administrative review of the amended CVD Agreement covering the 
period of review (POR) from October 1, 2017, through December 31, 
2017.\1\ No parties commented on the Preliminary Results. Commerce 
exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial 
Federal Government closure from December 22, 2018, through the 
resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.\2\ If the new deadline 
falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce's practice, 
the deadline will become the next business day. The revised deadline 
for the Final Results of this review is now May 29, 2019.
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    \1\ See Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty 
Investigation on Sugar from Mexico (as Amended); Preliminary Results 
of 2017 Administrative Review 83 FR 65347 (December 20, 2018) 
(Preliminary Results).
    \2\ See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Deadlines 
Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,'' dated 
January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding 
have been extended by 40 days.
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Scope of Review

    Merchandise covered by this amended CVD Agreement is typically 
imported under the following headings of the HTSUS: 1701.12.1000, 
1701.12.5000, 1701.13.1000, 1701.13.5000, 1701.14.1000, 1701.14.5000, 
1701.91.1000, 1701.91.3000, 1701.99.1010, 1701.99.1025, 1701.99.1050, 
1701.99.5010, 1701.99.5025, 1701.99.5050, and 1702.90.4000. The tariff 
classification is provided for convenience and customs purposes; 
however, the written description of the scope of this amended CVD 
Agreement is dispositive.\3\
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    \3\ For a complete description of the Scope of the Suspension 
Agreement, see Memorandum to Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, from P. Lee Smith, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations, ``Decision 
Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Administrative Review of the 
Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar 
from Mexico,'' dated December 14, 2018 (Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum).
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Analysis

    In the Preliminary Results, we determined that the GOM and selected 
respondents Ingenio El Higo S.A. de C.V., Central El Potrero S.A. de 
C.V., Ingenio Melchor Ocampo S.A. de C.V., and Zucarmex S.A. de C.V. 
(and their affiliates) were in compliance with the amended CVD 
Agreement. As no parties commented on the Preliminary Results, we are 
adopting the decisions in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum in these 
final results of review. For additional details, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum, which is a public document and is on file 
electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and 
in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn. The signed and the electronic versions of 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues 
to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the 
proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of 
APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby 
requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO 
is a violation that is subject to sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213 and 19 
CFR 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: May 29, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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